Song Info
Released December 13, 2011 for Rock Band
Rush 01
1518 users have this song ($2)    
177 users have the Pro upgrade
Genre: Prog
Album: (1980)

Instrument Rating Difficulty Video
Full Band

Other Versions
The Spirit of Radio (Live) (Guitar Hero)
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I feel inclined to review Caleb
So basically this song is kind of controversial among rhythm guitarists. It sounds awesome to play, but most seemed very upset with the way GH handled it. I've never played that chart to be honest, so I can't make any fair comparisons. But I believe this is a pretty OK chart.

The main riff is pretty crazy, you've got a GRY GRO snake pattern that throws in a speedy BYRG scale in the respective order I listed. I found this riff to be pretty fun to play, as it takes a lot of technical skill to pull off correctly, and it really felt awesome.

The rest of the song is your basic rush style chord and alt strum verse, with the repeated intro riff during choruses.

The song slows down at the end, and gives you a cool plucky section, and then the guitar solo, which is easy compared to the intro. It's just a bunch of fast alt strum bursts with a quick snake at the end to round it up. The song plays out until the BRE.

Overall it's a fun song. Like I stated in the intro, it has plenty of challenge and takes lots of skill to play accurately, but once you get it down it's a blast. Is it impossible? Arguably, but I still get it if you a Rush fan.

And those wondering about the live version, it sounds like the one from GH5, so it's not a terrible live version. Not as good as the one from Exit...stage left, but it's decent and Geddy and everyone still played it with vigor and energy like they always do.
12.14.11 9:50pm 0 Replies | Reply +4 Relevance
Eh. Nicolas-1223
Your average Rush keyboard fare; don't expect too much from this chart. Like the majority of their album Moving Pictures (save for Tom Sawyer) this chart is nothing but sustains at random points in the song, and at the parts of the song where Peart plays the chimes, you'll play some short, one-note progressions followed by sustains. Definitely not the point of interest here, so I recommend drums and guitar instead.
02.24.13 8:09pm 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
Mostly empty space, some sustains Madotsuki
This is not a review for Pro Keys.
Theres not much to say about this chart, its mostly just sustains and empty space.
There is a small section with what sounds like a muted guitar (although, apparently, its not), and is charted as single-notes on keys.
Overall, besides that short section, its all just empty space and some sustains throughout the whole song.
I would definitely not recommend this if you're looking for a good keys chart.
06.12.12 4:38am 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
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